I am one of you. Live in New Jersey. Play primarily in Europe. But longing to play closer to home!
I run the monthly jam session at Trumpets in Montclair. Join me on the 2nd Thursday of every month...until I take off for Finland and Paris around June 1st.
I have been playing for 60 years, and I still enjoy it very much. Trumpets interest me endlessly! I loved Jon Faddis and his cohorts the other night at the Blue Note.
Oh, yes, forgot to say that Wilmer Wise is a life-long friend. And I want to thank Clark Terry for inviting me to the stage Sunday night. I don't think he realized we have a long history together, going back to my Mingus days and the Pre-Bird album.
Like many of you I still have a large collection of REAL records, and I find them still the best and the most rewarding. I wouldn't care if vinyl came back again! (But I have a new double CD coming out this month.)
I've made many records, and I tried to sound different on each one. Looking forward to meeting all of you....